Cold Shoe Handle for DSLR Cameras

6 months 2 weeks ago #654336 by Scott Klubeck
Have any of you used one of these Cold Shoe Handles for your DSLR Camera and had damage occur from carrying it around with one of these:  https://www.adorama.com/sr2094.html?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=adl-gbase  


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654344 by Shadowfixer1
No way would I do that. That is a very weak point on the body.

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6 months 2 weeks ago #654350 by Ozzie_Traveller
+1 here too
The flash / hot-shoe part of the camera is NOT designed to be stretched from above via a carry handle - and the tiny screws holding the hot-shoe to the body will break all too easily. From the web images it appears to me to be someone's idea of a cheap video-cam gimbal device ...

If it were mine I think I would use a $20 flash bracket like this one ~ at the very least, it screws into the tripod thread which we know to be secure
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/774435-RE...e_Flash_Bracket.html

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654423 by garyrhook
I can't imagine why anyone would think that was a good idea.

They make rigs that support bodies from the bottom, using the tripod mount, and that's what should be used. That device is asinine.


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654473 by Rudy Silvo
Hey Scott, while it's your camera.  I wouldn't support my camera that way.  Get yourself a cage.  


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654478 by Scott Klubeck
Thanks everyone, yeah, after I posted that and thought about it further, I decided against it.  I'll just get a cage.  Thank you.


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654518 by Tristan R
Hey Scott, hell no on that handle in your hot shoe.  +1 cage. 

BTW check your PM, I responded to your email.  later!  


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654600 by Owen
Not a chance would I use that, I would be surprised that hot shoe would hold up very long before it started showing signs of getting loose.   


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6 months 1 week ago #654743 by Colorado Mike
That looks like a good way to jack up your camera.   Not a chance bro, that would over time, with out a doubt, mess up your camera.  


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6 months 1 week ago #654754 by Piechura
It's presumably designed for video. Stick it on, use it to get a low tracking shot, then take it off again. I don't think it's designed for carrying your camera around. Having said that, yeah I wouldn't use it, I'd get some sort of cage.


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6 months 1 week ago #654774 by Nikon Shooter
I don't do videos myself but my best friend — who is a pro video
producer — and I had lunch today and he suggests that the only
way to go is through a cage.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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